Mending Clothes for a Sustainable Fashion by Ýr Jóhannsdóttir

Ýr Jóhannsdóttir or Ýrúrarí is an Icelandic designer who works mainly with textiles. While promoting slow fashion, she creates knitted pieces similar to real works of art. Continue reading »

Weirdly Wonderful Vintage Balaclava Knitting Patterns From the 1960s and 1970s

Knitting and crocheting seem like fun hobbies, and some people are truly talented at creating funky handmade scarves, hats, sweaters, and so on. Yet like all things crafty, there’s always potential to let your sense of humor shine and create something that is a little less practical than it is hysterical. Case in point; remember these fabulously raunchy cross stitches? Continue reading »

“Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy”: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book


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Featuring 25 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars Knitting is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading »

Decorative Face Masks Playfully Encourage Social Distancing With Their Bizarre Knittings

Faces masks are probably on your mind right now. Tapping into this collective thinking on face coverings is the artist Ýrúrarí. For the past couple of weeks, she’s been sharing her version of masks that are a twist on convention. These masks are NOT meant to be protective in any way, but merely decorative. Continue reading »

A Realistic Knitted Death’s Head Hawkmoth

As part of her ongoing knitted moth project, yarn artist Max Alexander created a beautiful replication of the illusory Death’s-head hawkmoth. This particular moth sports an intricate vaguely human skull design on the upper thorax, hence its descriptive name. Continue reading »

Invisible Jumpers: A Photo Book Of Knitted Sweaters Seamlessly Matching The Surrounding Environment

Photographer Joseph Ford (previously) and artist Nina Dodd worked on a 1,000-hour knitting project in which various mediums were flawlessly matched with yarn creations. Ford has posted many of these photos on Instagram and many more are captured in Ford and Dodd’s full color pictorial book Invisible Jumpers published by Hoxton Mini Press. Continue reading »

Meet Natasha Yudina – The Young Knitting Artist From Russia Who Makes Knitted Items Like A Pro Babushka

Russia – another artist is here for to learn about, it is Natasha Yudina which is a young talented artists from cold white Siberia, the city of Tomsk in Russia. She choose fur and knitting as her form of artistic expression, and she is delivering if you know what we mean. Ever wanted a knitted Putin blanked for a comfy sleep? Or a fuzzy Lenin head? no problem, she’ll make it! Continue reading »

People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so volunteers at the the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center decided to knit giant sweaters for its rescued elephants. It takes around 4 weeks to make one sweater, and it does not come as a surprise knowing that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. Still, the volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy, they are also colorful , and even fashionable. Continue reading »